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Mathieu and Martin Biron

Several sets of brothers have been selected in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft, including the Hatcher brothers, Kevin, taken by Washington with the 17th pick in 1984, and Derian (right), selected by the then Minnesota North Stars with the eighth pick in 1990.

Then there are the Sutter brothers. No family can top the Draft success of the Sutter clan. Four of the six Sutters that played in the NHL were selected in the first round.


Brother Combinations in the First Round
Last Name First Name Pick Year Drafted By
Babych Dave 2nd 1980 Winnipeg
  Wayne 3rd 1978 St. Louis
Biron Martin 16th 1995 Buffalo
  Mathieu 21st 1998 Los Angeles
Hatcher Derian 8th 1990 Minnesota
  Kevin 17th 1984 Washington
Hossa Marian 12th 1997 Ottawa
  Marcel 16th 2000 Montreal
Hunter Mark 7th 1981 Montreal
  Dave 17th 1978 Montreal
Koivu Mikko 6th 2001 Minnesota
  Saku 21st 1993 Montreal
Lindros Eric 1st 1991 Quebec
  Brett 9th 1994 NY Islanders
Niedermayer Scott 3rd 1991 New Jersey
  Rob 5th 1993 Florida
Primeau Keith 3rd 1990 Detroit
  Wayne 17th 1994 Buffalo
Sedin Daniel 2nd 1999 Vancouver
  Henrik 3rd 1999 Vancouver
Sutter Ron 4th 1982 Philadelphia
  Rich 10th 1982 Pittsburgh
  Duane 17th 1979 NY Islanders
  Brent 17th 1980 NY Islanders
Turgeon Pierre 1st 1987 Buffalo
  Sylvain 2nd 1983 Hartford

Sedin Twins

On six occasions, sets of twin brothers have been selected in the NHL Entry Draft. The most noteworthy are the Sedin twins of Sweden, Daniel and Henrik (right), who were chosen by the Vancouver Canucks with the 2nd and 3rd overall selections in 1999. Two sets of twins, Peter and Paul Flache and Matt and Mark McRae, were selected in the 2000 Entry Draft.

Twin Brothers Selected in the Draft
Last Name First Name (Pick, Team, Year) First Name (Pick, Team, Year)
Ferraro Peter (24th, NYR, 1992) Chris (85th, NYR, 1992)
Flache Paul (152nd, EDM, 2000) Peter (262nd, CHI, 2000)
McRae Matt (147th, ATL, 2000) Mark (288th, ATL, 2000)
Sedin Daniel (2nd, VAN, 1999) Henrik (3rd, VAN, 1999)
Sundstrom Patrik (175th, VAN, 1980) Peter (50th, NYR, 1981)
Sutter Ron (4th, PHI, 1982) Rich (10th, PIT, 1982)


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